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VAUTE: Cruelty-Free Fashion

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Most cruelty-free shoppers know to look for the “not tested on animals” bunny when browsing for cosmetics, but what about fashion? Animal-sourced fibers like leather, fur, wool, down and angora cause animals to suffer just as much, but their labels aren’t as obvious. Fortunately, finding cruelty-free clothing and accessories has never been easier. Brooklyn-based, vegan fashion designer Leanne Mai-ly Hilgart of VAUTE recently shared her favorite tips in this awesome video for Farm Sanctuary’s V-lish.com as well as the below list of places to shop for cruelty-free fashions.

Vegan designers and brands

  • VAUTE. Stylish and warm outerwear, dresses, shirts, and jewelry.
  • Love is Mighty. Gorgeous vegan shoes combining old-world textiles with modern designs
  • Brave GentleMan. NYC-based all-vegan attire, shoes, accessories, and custom suits
  • MATT & NAT. Design-centric, eco-friendly and vegan handbags and accessories
  • Susan Nichole. Vegan handbags, wallets, and more
  • Gunas. 100% cruelty-free eco-friendly bags
  • OlsenHaus. Pure vegan boots, wedges, flats, and more
  • Cri de Coeur. Ethical contemporary shoes, handbags, and jewelry
  • Beyond Skin. Designer non-leather women’s shoes
  • Pansy Maiden. Fashion-forward, cruelty-free bags and clutches
  • Neuaura. Unique animal-free and eco-friendly footwear
  • Mammouth Outerwear. Functional, stylish vegan parkas and bombers
  • Melie Bianco. Stylish, luxurious, animal-friendly handbags at an affordable price
  • NOAH. Italian vegan shoes, famous worldwide for quality and comfort
  • Deux Lux. Women’s fashion handbags and accessories; glamorous, edgy, and ethical
  • LeSportsac. Leading manufacturer of functional and chic handbags
  • Cornelia Guest. Cruelty-free handbags
  • Folli Follie. Fun, versatile, cruelty-free watches, accessories, and handbags
  • John Bartlett. Be sure to check out the Ambassador Collection, which supports Farm Sanctuary
  • Novacas. Animal-friendly, environmentally-friendly, and worker-friendly shoes for men and women
  • Vegetarian Shoes. Featuring leather-free shoes, hiking boots, and belts
  • NOHARM. Offering vegan shoes, boots, accessories, and clothing
  • Lookie Lou. A carefully curated collection of ethically produced women’s apparel and accessories
  • Mohop. Hand-made vegan shoes with interchangeable ribbons for thousands of styles
  • Big Buddha. Eye-catching bags made from vegan “V-Leather”
  • Freedom of Animals A line of sustainable and cruelty-free luxury bags
  • Delikate Rayne. Cruelty-free women’s contemporary luxury
  • Bead and Reel. Vegan owned and operated online boutique carrying over 40 designers
  • NW 58th St. Vegan “leather” cuffs, chokers, and bags

Companies offering vegan products

  • Stella McCartney. Mostly vegan-friendly clothing and lingerie, always fur- and leather-free
  • Steve Madden/Madden Girl. Many non-leather styles available
  • Nine West. Shoes and handbags for women; vegan styles in stores now
  • LuLu*s. Online boutique with an entire section dedicated to vegan shoes
  • Payless. Many vegan shoes in store and online; be sure to explore the Zoe&Zac line
  • Old Navy. Carries inexpensive vegan shoes, belts, purses, and attire
  • H&M. Department store with vegan bags, shoes, and accessories galore
  • Forever 21. Browse their collection for faux-leather boots, belts, hats, and more
  • Charlotte Russe. Everything from faux snake-skin pumps to wool-free pea coats
  • Jessica Simpson. Find non-leather purses, satchels, and more in her collection
  • Target. Check labels to find tons of vegan shoes, bags, and clothing in-store and online
  • Patagonia. Look for parkas stuffed with PrimaLoft®, a super-warm down alternative
  • Zappos. Just type “vegan” into the search bar of this online shoe store for endless selections
  • Department stores. Don’t forget to check out labels at major department stores like Macy’s and Bon-Ton, where you can score tons of great vegan finds!

One-stop shopping

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